Today I managed to learn some cool text effects and typography tricks on gimp and made a concept design for the title of my WIP novel. Feeling too tired to write, I played around following this awesome metallic text tutorial and put together the concept. Almost looks professional, doesn’t it?
Though this looks more like a romance design rather than dark epic fantasy. I need to pick a more suitable font next time I try.
It took me about 2 hours to figure out the typography stuff. As a first timer, putting this together was not an easy task. Doing the steps of the tutorial took about half an hour. But once you get the hang of it, it gets a lot easier and takes less time. Besides, you can save the steps of what you do as layers in your gimp .xcf file, so it’s hell of a lot faster to duplicate the same thing with different texts.
My artistic side has been neglected since I took up writing and it has been complaining louder and louder as weeks passed by. This book cover design business worked out quite well. Now I can resume writing my missing chapters!